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A Christmas workout takes me over 10,000 fitness minutes for the year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Considering all the things that happened to me this year, I'll take it!

At the beginning of the year, I set a very, very aggressive fitness goal for myself - 20,000 fitness minutes. I knew it would be a real stretch goal, but given my love of cycling, and all the opportunities I have for going on real long rides in the spring, summer, and even early fall, I really thought I could do it.

Then ..... the April crash, which took me out of circulation for about 16 weeks.

The priorities took a real sudden change. No longer was I worried about fitness minutes, but I was focused on doing everything the doctor ordered to heal my pelvis fractures the right way as quickly as I could.

I got back out on the bike for the first time in mid-July, and by October I had worked my way back to a 4 day cross-country bike trip. Then I got sidetracked in November and most of December with finishing up my dissertation.

The pelvis fracture is healed, the dissertation is done (for the most part), and now it's time to get back to real serious fitness and some serious weight loss once again. So I am going to re-focus my efforts for 2013, and set another stretch goal of 15,000 fitness minutes. If I stay healthy, I should get there.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all ... a very good night!

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DRB13_1 12/26/2012 3:36PM

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LINDAKAY228 12/26/2012 2:14PM

    You are really ending the year in style in spite of the setbacks! Awesome goal for 2013. I'm setting a goal for myself to get in 500 miles of hiking in 2013. That doesn't include my other fitness I do. Goals are good. Have a great New Year!

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SUNSET09 12/26/2012 4:14AM

  What a way to end one year and start a new one. You have my support at 100%! Good going and Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACTIVE_AT_60 12/25/2012 3:10PM

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments and I am glad the bike accident ended up as a bump in the road. Happy New Year.

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/25/2012 11:42AM


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HANSBRINK 12/25/2012 11:29AM

  Congrats on the dissertation and healing of the pelvis fracture. Hope 2013 allows you to focus on the fitness goals. Merry Christmas!

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GREENGENES 12/25/2012 10:48AM

    Congratulations! That is an awesome accomplishment. You've overcome some major adversity with a great attitude. Have a very Merry Christmas and have a fit and active 2013!

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COOP9002 12/25/2012 9:38AM

    Nice job! Merry Christmas!!!

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MY1FAN 12/25/2012 8:06AM


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GROEDER 12/25/2012 7:29AM

    You did great things this year under all the tough circumstances!!!
I wish you a very merry Christmas and all the best as you reach for your 2013 goals.

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BIGDOG18 12/25/2012 7:15AM


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SEAGLASSQUEEN 12/25/2012 7:11AM

    Merry Christmas, love your attitude!

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RAPUNZEL53 12/25/2012 7:10AM

  Merry Christmas! Good Luck for next year's goal!

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